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Autumn Bull Sale Preview |Beef Week | 168 Bulls |Mortlake, Victoria


BEEF WEEK offers the chance to make a relaxed, in-depth assessment of the 168 bulls catalogued for the Te Mania Angus Autumn on-property bull sale at Te Mania Angus, Reichmans Lane, Mortlake, Victoria from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, February 2nd.

This early access to viewing the sale bulls is ideal to mark your sale catalogue, which will be available, particularly for those who will operate through AuctionsPlus on sale day.

Videos of each bull will be taken in February and available on line.  These videos are also used during the sale which is conducted on the screen, while the bulls graze outside, in display pens.

The sale line up includes sons of Te Mania Angus home bred sires Te Mania Jenkins VTMJ89, Jolimont VTMJ485, Jolson VTMJ1337, Kirk VTM K26, Kathmandu VTMK352, Katoomba VTMK354, Kooyong VTMK1452 and Legacy VTML135.

These are the latest Te Mania Angus bloodlines, which are known to excel through backgrounding and the feedlots, and are in demand from high quality restaurants. They are ideal for building strong breeding herds – due to their focus on all commercial traits – calving ease, growth, fertility, structure, docility and carcase traits.

First sons of sire, Te Mania Legacy L135 will be on the market. He is an example of the rigorous selection and progeny testing by Te Mania Angus. Te Mania Legacy has exceptional high growth, high docility with carcase figures, which rank him in the top 1% of the Angus Breed for all for Selection $Indexes.

The $Index underpins the financial performance of all progeny. Introducing such a head start into your herd will fast-track your genetic profile towards the maximum outcome for your breeding plan.

With 2000 cows in the breeding herd, complemented by the Team Te Mania program and the technology of Single Step genomics we can see the variation in the different sires and relations in the data. More extreme, high performing animals at each end of the bell curve are highlighted, and their numbers are more likely to remain constant.

Selecting the right genetics for your herd, and its profitability, has never been more important than in the current market where high quality Angus cattle continue to attract premium prices.

This gives beef producers, and Te Mania Angus, the opportunity to accelerate genetic gain even further, because the predictions of how progeny will perform (EBVs) will be closer to what we see on the ground.

These bulls have been data recorded for gestation length, calving ease, birthweight, 200D and 400D weight and scrotal size. Scanning data has been submitted for rib and rump fat, eye muscle area and intra muscular fat, and independently assessments for feet, legs and temperament. This raw data contributes to the EBV calculations, which provide values based on the animal and its relatives.

The gates open at 9am on Saturday, February 2nd, for interested breeders to visit Te Mania Angus, Reichmans Lane, Mortlake. Tom Gubbins and Hamish McFarlane welcome your questions about the breeding program, selecting the right bull for your herd. Tours of the property, senior sires and cattle yards will be offered.

It enables commercial producers to more accurately select for replacement herds, breeder markets, backgrounding and feeder markets.

All interested breeders and agents are welcome to attend the Field Day which will be held at Te Mania Angus, 448 Reichmans Lane, Mortlake from 9am.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Enquiries: Hamish McFarlane  0427 641 606 or Tom Gubbins  0429 952 197
Further information, please email:  lucytemania.com.au